I ended my week long vacation in India with flight AI380 which was the smoothest and most efficient flight I've ever experienced. Departure from IGI Airport New Delhi was literally just straight out and approach to Changi Airport, Singapore felt like a straight in approach.
There was little turbulence encountered but what rough air existed was cleverly damped by the Boeing 787's advanced design. The plane was also very quiet, with engine sounds audible only during the takeoff run and the reverse thrust mode during landing.
The flight seemed to arrive earlier than normal thanks to some favorable winds that pushed the ground speed of the aircraft to nearly 1000kph while cruising quietly at 40,000 ft over the Indian Ocean.
This flight back to Singapore had a beverages and dinner service, both of which were good. In fact I had no shortage of liquid dinner with not one but two glasses of quality straight whiskey that lasted a very long time!
Dinner was Hindu non veg with an accompanying cucumber salad and ended with a pleasantly sweet note with two surprise gulab jamuns.
And right after dinner was the optional tea and coffee. The in-flight entertainment system had a vast amount of movies, music and games along with the ever-useful inflight map and flight data screens. It was somewhat fun to make the center aisle seats display maps and flight data all at once like a miniature cockpit.
Although this was an economy class seat it was surprisingly comfortable as the 787 has a larger than normal cabin and a very high ceiling. After such a satisfying dinner I woke to the aircraft slowly descending over Singapore en route to landing.